Day out in Deal
A charming coastal town with a smugglers history, Deal is the hidden gem of the East Kent coast
Here are our suggestions to help you discover more #SEhiddengems
Tea cups and saucers at the ready
Before heading to the beachfront make sure not to miss Little Harriettes of Deal Tea Rooms, a must-visit for those looking for a real English tea room that’s packed with nostalgia. Complete with ornately patterned china cups and saucers the authentic experience is topped off when your cakes and sandwiches are delivered to your table placed on a beautifully tiered Afternoon Tea stand.
Sights and sounds of the sea
Wrapped up warm, the crisp winter breeze makes for a pleasant walk along the pier. Although Deal pier has a 1950’s concrete style it is Kent’s only remaining leisure pier and is actually longer than the Titanic. Take a walk along the promenade and see all of the fishing boats that have been pulled up onto the pebbled beach. To quench your thirst, stop by a local cafe for a hot chocolate or to the pub if you fancy something a little stronger.
Brace the sea air
Built by Henry VIII, these impressive castles originally protected England from French invasions. They’ve featured in nearly every major historical conflict in the area from the English Civil War to the World Wars. Definitely worth the 25 minute walk (approx). Just remember to visit on the weekends during the winter months if you’re interested in touring the inside.
Please note: All of our recommendations may have different opening times, events and admissions.
Please check their information before your visit as we wouldn’t want any disappointment on the day.